Carrie Fisher

A CGI General Leia Is Rumored for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

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by Emma Stefansky January 12, 2017 @ 3:58 PM
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Unexpected deaths of actors who are part of huge ongoing franchises make things complicated. You want to pay your respects in a decent way, while also, in the best case scenario, keeping the rest of the series afloat without them. Carrie Fisher had finished shooting all of her scenes in Star Wars: Episode VIII before her death in December, but she still apparently has a pretty big role to play in the final installment. How will they keep the story going without actually having her in it? There’s a rumor going around that Disney is thinking of going the Tarkin route.

‘Star Wars’ Creatives Meeting to Address Carrie Fisher’s Expanded Role in Sequels

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by Britt Hayes January 5, 2017 @ 1:20 PM
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Without knowing the scope of Carrie Fisher’s role in the upcoming Star Wars sequels, it’s difficult to speculate about how Lucasfilm might address her recent passing. But a new report has uncovered key details (and potential spoilers) regarding General Leia’s narrative arc in Episodes VIII and IX, and reveals that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is planning to meet with director Colin Trevorrow next week to contemplate their options for Leia’s role in the forthcoming sequels.

HBO Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds With ‘Bright Lights’ Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 4, 2017 @ 9:14 AM
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Our days of mourning Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are far from ended, but the first trailer for their mutual HBO documentary Bright Lights will uplift as much as upend your day. See for yourself, as Fisher looks back on her mother’s storied Hollywood career, as much as her own struggle with depression.

Mark Hamill Shares Tribute to Carrie Fisher, ‘An Inspiration For Young Girls and Women Everywhere’

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by Britt Hayes January 3, 2017 @ 2:12 PM
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We lost an incomparable actress, writer, icon, and amazing human being when Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016. No one is feeling that loss as deeply as those closest to her, and in the days since Fisher’s passing, we’ve had the privilege of reading and hearing some of their remembrances. Today, Mark Hamill has shared his own personal tribute to Fisher, offering a touching, humorous and appropriately candid essay for his Star Wars co-star and longtime friend.

Oscar Isaac’s Touching Tribute to Carrie Fisher Comes From the Set of ‘Episode VIII’

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by Emma Stefansky December 30, 2016 @ 3:57 PM
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With Carrie Fisher’s death came an overwhelming amount of tributes and love from her friends and co-stars. A ton of celebrities took to social media to share their grief and funny anecdotes with the rest of us, including many who had known her in a galaxy far, far away. Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron in the new Star Wars trilogy, shared a photo of Fisher and Mark Hamill on his Facebook page.

Carrie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds HBO Doc ‘Bright Lights’ Sets Early Premiere

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 30, 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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Yesterday saw HBO announcing a tribute to the late Carrie Fisher via encore presentation of her adapted Wishful Drinking, and the network will waste little time paying tribute to her mother Debbie Reynolds as well. The official release of upcoming mother-daughter documentary Bright Lights has now been scheduled for early January as well.

Carrie Fisher’s ‘Wishful Drinking’ Gets HBO Encore This Weekend

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 29, 2016 @ 1:23 PM
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The tragic passing of Carrie Fisher took an even more heartbreaking turn with the subsequent death of mother Debbie Reynolds, but the heartfelt work of either will at least receive an HBO spotlight in the future. The network will air an encore of Fisher’s adapted stage show Wishful Drinking on Sunday, while a future Fisher-Reynolds special remains on track for 2017.

Remembering Our Favorite Carrie Fisher Moments

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 28, 2016 @ 2:35 PM
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Of all the celebrity deaths in 2016, Carrie Fisher’s might hurt the worst. At 60 years old, she was still a young woman; she should have had many great performances, books, and scripts ahead of her. And with her recent work in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seemed like she was finally getting her due as an actor, after years spent in the spotlight as an author and activist.